Hop To It: Easter In The Mountains
Sometimes you luck out with an Easter snowstorm. (Bretton Woods)
April snow will still be in abundance at many resorts across the country, so hop out for some spring runs with the Easter Bunny this Easter.
Search for the golden egg at Bretton Woods’ Easter egg hunt, where the Easter Bunny has hidden a few “powdery” treats around the mountain and inside the base lodge. Splurge for a decadent brunch at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel ($65 for adults, $30 for children aged 6 to 12, complimentary kids 5 and under), and get a free lift ticket for Bretton Woods (valid April 16th, 2017 only).
Hit the bunny trail at Copper for the “world’s largest Easter egg hunt,” with 65,000 eggs spread over 2,500 acres. There are different hunts for all ages, from a 3-and-under hunt in Center Village, to an on-mountain hunt for kids at heart. Add on breakfast and photo op with character Rainbow Fish before the hunt ($25 adults, $21 kids ages 4-9).
Hop on to Snowbird’s tram early for sunrise service with a short sermon, live music and a beautiful sunrise. A $5 cash donation benefits Wasatch Adaptive Sports. After the service, enjoy Easter brunch at one of Snowbird's restaurants and a free egg hunt for the kids at Chickadee Bowl.
Search in the spring snow for colorful eggs during Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Easter egg hunts. Or do some searching with the help of technology during the Beacon and Eggs Avalanche Beacon Scavenger Hunt at Alpine Valley. Mountaintop services will be held at both mountains and a special Easter Service will be held at High Camp and the Squaw Valley Chapel.
Easter weekend at Ski Brule will feature an egg and spoon race, tug of war, and potato sack race Saturday, and Easter brunch, egg toss and egg hunt on Sunday.